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LCLB Policy Directive 16-13: Delivery from licenced establishements & on-line sales

Policy directive 16-13 clarifies current policy around delivery from licensed establishments and establishes new policy with regard to online sales.  To view this policy directive follow this link: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-forms/policy-directive-2016-13.pdf
 
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb
 


LCLB Policy Directive 16-12: LRS Relocations - Lease & Zoning requirements

Policy directive 16-12: Amends lease and zoning requirements for licensee retail store relocations.

Policy Directive 16-12 can be viewed at this link: RELOCATIONS.pdf


LCL Policy Directive 16-11: No interior licensed area for patrons req'd for patio licence

Policy directive 16-11 expands eligibility for food primary and liquor primary applicants to apply for licenced patio without having interior licensed area for patrons.

Click here to read the Policy Directive 16-11


BC-only wine sales in supermarkets remains a contentious issue

Protectionist Measures Draw International Complaint. British Columbia-only wine sales in supermarkets remains a contentious issue

British Columbia premier Christy Clark’s bid to restrict supermarket wine sales to wines from her own province has once more triggered a letter of complaint from the countries supplying the majority of wines sold in Canada.

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“We are disappointed with the approach Alberta has taken with recent changes to its markup rates for craft beer,..."

Statement by John Yap, BC Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy:

(posted on July 29th, 2016)

“We are disappointed with the approach Alberta has taken with recent changes to its markup rates for craft beer, which create an unfair advantage for Alberta beer at the expense of the 118 craft breweries we have here in British Columbia. These changes are not in line with the spirit of open-market access and the New West Partnership Agreement.